‘Some Kinda Wonderful’ celebrates the life-time genius of Stevie Wonder, with mesmeric vocalist, Noel McCalla, the award-winning saxophonist, Derek Nash, and a band of world-class musicians.
Following sell-out shows in London’s top jazz venues, they arrive at The Apex to play a wide-ranging catalogue of classic hits, guaranteed to appeal to anyone who loves great music.
Enjoy hit after hit from albums such as 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered', 'Innervisions', 'Songs in the Key of Life' and 'Hotter than July', including danceable classics ‘Superstition’, ‘For Once in my Life’ and 'Isn't She Lovely’, and beautiful arrangements of 'My Cherie Amour' and 'Overjoyed'. Audiences are thrilled by the performances of these great compositions by Stevie Wonder with which he and others had massive hits.
Noel McCalla’s long association with the brilliant Morrisey Mullen Band earned him acclaim as “one of Britain’s best Soul Singers” (Blues and Soul Magazine) and, for more than 19 years, Noel's searing, soulful vocals were featured with the iconic Manfred Mann's Earth Band.
Derek Nash has played in Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since 2004 and is also a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion. He has won several British Jazz Awards throughout his career fronting Sax Appeal, his Acoustic Quartet and the funk band, Protect the Beat. Derek has performed live, on record and on television with Gregory Porter, Chaka Khan, David Sanborn, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Amy Winehouse and many more.
Here is just a short clip of one of our recent events. The atmosphere is electrifying and the music is fantastic.
“This is a Master Blaster of a Show” – The Hoste of Jazz
“Rarely have I heard the music of Stevie Wonder interpreted with such finesse, energy and all-round brilliance” – The House That Soul Built
The all-star band features
Mike Gorman – piano
Tim Cansfield – guitar
Orefo Orakwue – bass
Nic France – drums.
Musicians whose credits include Bill Withers, The Bee Gees, Anastasia and Michael Ball & Alfie Boe.